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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-113: Security Update for
Windows Secure Kernel Mode (3185876)
14 September 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Microsoft Windows
Operating System: Windows 10
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2016-3344
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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-113: Security Update for Windows Secure
Kernel Mode (3185876)
This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The
vulnerability could allow information disclosure when Windows Secure Kernel
Mode improperly handles objects in memory.
This security update is rated Important for all supported editions of Windows
10 and Windows 10 Version 1511.
Windows Secure Kernel Mode Information Disclosure Vulnerability -
An information disclosure vulnerability exists in Windows when Windows Secure
Kernel Mode improperly handles objects in memory. A locally-authenticated
attacker could attempt to exploit the vulnerability by running a specially
crafted application on a targeted system. Note that the information disclosure
vulnerability alone would not be sufficient for an attacker to compromise a
system, but would have to be combined with additional vulnerabilities to
further exploit the system.
The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Windows
handles objects in memory to prevent information disclosure.
The following table contains links to the standard entry for each
vulnerability in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list:
Vulnerability title CVE number Publicly disclosed Exploited
Windows Secure Kernel Mode Information Disclosure Vulnerability CVE-2016-3344 No No
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